Tennessee Mayor slams President Obama for interrupting a Charlie Brown cartoon with his address on war

December 4, 2009

You can’t make this stuff up folks! You just can’t make it up. Tennessee Mayor Russell Wiseman is still promoting the campaign lie that the President is a Muslim (a false rumor addressed and readdressed endlessly during last year’s campaign). He also believes that the Commander in Chief addressed our nation about the Afghan war and deploying more troops in a sneaky anti-Christian move to block children from watching Charlie Brown’s Christmas special (which can be found on DVD and most likely the internet).

Huffingtonpost reports

In case you didn’t know, President Barack Obama’s West Point address, in which he announced his intention to escalate the war in Afghanistan, pre-empted the broadcast of A Charlie Brown Christmas on ABC. As it turns out, at least one person was crackpotted enough to believe that the whole point of the address was to prevent this cartoon from being shown. That person is Arlington, Tennessee Mayor Russell Wiseman. He actually exists. And he made the mistake of bleating out his strident, weird take on the matter on Facebook, and is acting all aggrieved that people noticed.

His Facebook message read in part:

Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch ‘The Charlie Brown Christmas Special’ and our muslim [sic] president is there, what a load…..try to convince me that wasn’t done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation [sic] about it….w…hen the answer should simply be ‘yes’….

First off, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a twenty-five minute dissertation on Jesus Christ being the Son of God. More importantly, in this time of giving, I’ll point out that “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is available on DVD from Amazon for $13.99. Maybe one of Wiseman’s Facebook friends (maybe even the one with a conscience who sold Wiseman out to the press out of a higher obligation, perhaps instilled by his or her belief in Jesus Christ) should purchase it for him, and he need never watch a speech about a serious topic like war again.

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President Obama’s speech on the Economy

April 15, 2009

Youtube link

Two of the great strengths of our President are his calm demeanor and his ability to communicate clearly and analytically what he believes and why. One reporter mentioned that this latest speech was like an Economics 101 class, in terms of its presentation. To often in politics, substance and reasoned explanations are replaced with high volume emotion and fear mongering. Take Glenn Beck for example. He might very well have some legitimate concerns and good arguments to make against some of the policies from this administration. However, his over-the-top “dooms day” rants, and ridiculously immature behavior (like pouring “gasoline” on a guest spokesman or drawing cartoon pictures of “Jesus” representing the President) prevent many independents and most mature adults from taking anything he says seriously. He just comes across as an idiotic and potentially dangerous buffoon.

While Keith Olbermann might not be as crazy as Glenn Beck, he would still add more credibility to his stories if he calmed down the mockery, the anger rants, the “worst person in the world” garbage, and just spoke plainly about the issues facing our nation. One could argue that these are media personalities, and thus a certain level of “entertainment” value is necessary to increase viewership. But the issues they are discussing are real to the American people. If they are discussing war, torture and our military, or health care or government response to natural disasters, or the record job loss, these are not “entertainment” issues, they are real and should be treated with a manner of seriousness and respect.

And as for the politicians, the Dick Cheneys, Rudy Giulianis, Michele Bachmanns and the like in both parties should remember that we are Americans first and should respect fellow Americans even if they are in the opposing party. You don’t need over-the-top rhetoric or insane fear mongering to prove your point, if you have a good point. If you have sound reasons to support the policies you do, then simply explaining them as the President has here will gain you much greater respect, attention and possibly support.

Even for those that disagree with the President’s economic policies, it cannot be denied (after hearing this speech) that he has thought through them thoroughly and has sound reasons for his beliefs. This isn’t some wild liberal idealism. It is a practical approach to restore the economy and secure America’s future.


Rush Limbaugh uses BLASPHEMY to open at CPAC 2009. How will the religious right respond? Will they DENOUNCE him?

March 1, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qtvtBGWgBc

Watch this video from 3:00 minutes in up until around 4:30.

UPDATE:  Here is the joke isolated, so you don’t have to skip through the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGBTJNkdkws

Rush Limbaugh opens by telling a joke in which he said God was trying to be him. On God’s throne were the words “Rush Limbaugh” because God wanted to be like Rush.

Wow.

This blasphemy should set off an ERUPTION of OUTRAGE and DISBELIEF across the nation, particularly amongst the religious conservative right. Even the Jewish and Muslim communities should get angry at this one.

We’ve heard routine praise about Rush Limbaugh from religious conservatives, most notably from Mike Huckabee who has in the past said he loves Rush.

From worldnetdaily.com:

Huckabee emphasized to Fox News his admiration of the nation’s No.1-rated talk-radio host.

“I love Rush Limbaugh,” he said. “I think he’s one of the great voices for American conservatism, and I’m not sure what information he is basing those thoughts on, but I think he’s been one of the great voices to help people understand what conservatism is.”

Huckabee said he’s “been a big fan of his show for many years, and I hope to make it so that someday he loves me as much as I love him.”

Now that Limbaugh has opened up to the world that he is comfortable blaspheming God, will we see a backlash from the religious right? Will religious conservatives, who rejected Obama’s call for hope and change, speak out against obvious blasphemy? Will Focus on the Family speak out against this powerful radio personality for the GOP? Will we hear from James Dobson? Will Mike Huckabee, who was also a pastor (and might still be) denounce Rush Limbaugh and remind Americans that the GOP does not stand for BLASPHEMY??

WHO FROM THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT WILL DENOUNCE RUSH LIMBAUGH?? Does anyone have the integrity to do so?

America and the world are watching.

EDIT: Will Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson say anything?

EDIT2: Some say this is was just a joke. Is blasphemy a joke?


VOTE people VOTE!! (early if possible)

October 28, 2008

UPDATE!! I just VOTED! 10/28/08
GO OBAMA!!

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It was just yesterday that Barack Obama drew crowds exceeding 100,000 people in Denver Colorado and 50,000 people in Fort Collins Colorado.  People stood out in lines that began forming around 4am, even though the rally in Denver didn’t start until 11:30am and the one on the CSU campus didn’t begin until after 3pm.  They waited, and stood, with jackets and gloves, holding kids in their arms and Obama signs in their hands.  All just to get a live glimpse of what just might be the 44th President of the United States of America.

If you look at the pictures, they are phenomenal.  The crowds in Denver were so large, they surprised Barack Obama (who has seen big crowds all around this world, beginning in Iowa).  Think of the patience that took.  Think of the gas and (OMG) the parking!!!  Think of the standing and waiting, standing and waiting, standing and waiting until finally there he was!  Barack Obama!

As awesome and inspiring (and tiring) as that experience might have been, it could be all for naught if those people don’t show up to vote.

Even if you didn’t attend that rally, but you’ve attended others.  Or you’ve kept up intensely with this election.  Maybe you’ve made campaign contributions.  Maybe you’ve made phone calls, bought bumper stickers and t-shirts, campaigned door-to-door, or simply engaged in political discussions and debates.  ALL of that could be meaningless IF you don’t show up to vote!

I know how it is, because I’m in Colorado and we have early voting here.  I said I was going to go Saturday, but things came up and I didn’t make it.  I said I was going to go today (Monday), but alas, once again I failed to make it.  I’m making it tomorrow, mark my word on it!  Voting for me begins at 9am, I want to be out of the house by 7:30.  My family here have all already voted, fortunately, so I’ve really got to get on the stick (I’ll post that I VOTED as soon as I do which WILL be tomorrow at 9).

But I wonder, in those crowds, or at home, or out and about, how many people are floating around just like me?  They’re planning to get to it, but they just haven’t yet.  They want to avoid the long lines on November 4th, but they haven’t done the things necessary to do that.  If you are like that, and your state has early voting, this message is for you:  VOTE!  VOTE EARLY!  VOTE NOW!

This election has gone on for 2 years, but it only counts if you VOTE!  That’s the reason Obama has been raising all this money, and campaigning and debating for all these months.  That’s what the phone calls are for, the SNL skits, the advertisements, the news stories, the t-shirts, the Youtube videos, the emails, the forums, the myspace pages and facebook groups.  It’s all about YOU VOTING!  SO VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

And if you have to wait until Nov. 4th, show up early and VOTE VOTE VOTE!!  Don’t let the lines discourage you.  Don’t let anything distract you.  Don’t get overconfident.  Don’t think it’s over anyways.  VOTE!  You must VOTE!  VOTE like your VOTE could determine this election.  VOTE VOTE VOTE!!

Bring your ipod, a book, snacks, your friends & family, your laptop, vote for Starbucks carts to come out, bring a portable electronic massager, bring chairs, bring sunglasses, bring jackets and hats, bring water, bring an umbrella, bring whatever you need to bring to be comfortable in those lines so you can VOTE!

With that, I’m off to bed.  I’ve got to be up to vote in the morning!


Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell praises Islam & Louis Farrakhan

April 21, 2008

PART 1

PART 2


Barack Obama’s historical speech: ‘A More Perfect Union’

March 21, 2008

In what might be the greatest speech on race relations in America since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke “I have a dream”, presidential hopeful Barack Obama boldly and honestly and openly addresses the controversies of pastor Rev. Wright, Geraldine Ferraro, segregated Sunday worship, and race relations in the USA. History was made today.

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